For carb-lovers, this recipe is a godsend. We love making our own bread, pizzas, and pastries, but it’s such a hassle making dough that requires kneading and hours of resting, that we don’t do it very often. That’s why this recipe of ours is so great – homemade dough that you can make in under half an hour, no wait-time!
Yield: approx. 1 pound
2 1/2-3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water or milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
In a small bowl or glass, combine 1/2 cup warm water with yeast and sugar. Stir together and let rest 5-10 minutes, or until frothy.
Note: if mixture is not bubbly, discard and start again.
Combine 2 cups flour with yeast mixture, remaining water, olive oil and salt, and mix together until a shaggy dough forms.
Gradually continue adding flour until dough is smooth, then let rest 10 minutes.
Use dough immediately, store in refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for later use.